Sunday 13th September – Rombalds Romp

Sunday 13th September – Rombalds Romp

Report from Graham Lake:

TheLakesA gorgeous morning for romping, as the dull day forecast was replaced by warm blue Yorkshire skies. For those who don’t know, this race has two routes, a ‘fell’ and a ‘trail’ option, both meant to take about the same amount of time. As last year I did the fell route, which is shorter but more up and down.
It’s a great route, with a steep start, followed by forest bog-hopping and then two fast descents, the second of which is great fun. I was feeling strong and spent most of the race with a couple of other runners, swapping the pace-making. I pulled away on the descent to come in 9th overall (8th Fell route). It’s usually a case of the trail runners winning, and I know the chap who was 1st trail and finished just ahead of me is usually a fair bit faster, so maybe the fell route was quicker this year.

Anyway, chuffed with the top ten finish, even tho my older bro is on form and finished 3rd!

Winner Lee Athersmith (Wharfedale) 45.30,  9th Graham Lake 50.08,  111 David Cattanach 1.38.35,  114 Antonio Cardinale 1.57.21

1st Lady Claire Green P&B 53.35, full results here.

Top Tip! Always worth going to the prizegiving of this one, as they always have lots of sweets/choc/ale left over

3 thoughts on “Sunday 13th September – Rombalds Romp

  1. Two dirty boys stood in a stream, knackered and happy with beer to drink. Good way to spend a Sunday – well done all. Antonio just keeps on going!

  2. Nice one G. Will have to try harder to keep up with you at IHR.

    Antonio is a running legend. Full respect.

  3. Thank you for the nice comments to Matt P. and Shane E . I did enjoy the day because as well I was in good company all the way with a runner from the Roundhay Runners. Great ran by Graham L. with 50:08 he did a super performance and I can not still believe that you passed on the climbing of Burnsall the legend of Ian Holmes, it is a dream who comes through that not many runners can say the same . Also David C. did well on this trail race with 1:38.

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